School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University

Sport and Recreation Studies

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The Sport and Recreation Studies program combines coursework, research, and practical experiences to foster innovative leaders in the field. We focus on providing a solid theoretical and practical foundation for students to apply in a variety of recreation and leisure services settings.

This 30-credit Master of Science in Sport and Recreation Studies (SRST), consisting of three concentrations, meets the growing need for professionals and academics in the areas of:

This degree prepares students as professionals who will more adequately serve the industry and their communities, and students who wish to pursue advanced study (doctoral programs) in these disciplinary areas leading to employment (and contributions) in academe. This program offers the traditional research masters' thesis option and the option of an applied research project linked to a professional setting or internship.